Allegri: AC Milan must improve

The Rossoneri coach was satisfied with his team's attitude against Juventus, but conceded that they have work to do in defence
Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that AC Milan have to improve defensively if they are to have a shot at success in the Serie A 2012-13 campaign.

The Rossoneri were beaten 3-2 by Juventus in Sunday's Trofeo Berlusconi game, and the 45-year-old was not too impressed with his side's performance at the back.

"I think we definitely conceded goals in the game tonight [Sunday] that could have been avoided if we can work a little better at the back. That is something we will have to do," Allegri stated at a press conference.

"Tonight [Cristian] Zapata was new. Zapata and [Mario] Yepes had never played together before, so we most certainly need to improve.

"However, overall I am happy because the spirit of the team was good, which is what we will need for the season to come."

Milan lock horns with Sampdoria this weekend in their Serie A opener.